Nuclear Regulatory Commission holding meeting September 24th regarding the best practices for establishment and operation of Community Action Boards (CABs) associated with decommissioning activities.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), has scheduled the Kewaunee Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) meeting for Tuesday September 24, from 6-9 pm at the Town of Carlton Town Hall, N1296 Town Hall Road, Kewaunee, WI 54216.
Section 108 of the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) requires the NRC to develop a report identifying best practices for establishment and operation of local community advisory boards (CABs) associated with decommissioning activities. As part of developing the NEIMA Section 108 best practices report, the NRC will host 11 NRC public meetings and at least one nationwide Webinar in order to gather information from host States, communities within the emergency planning zone of a decommissioning nuclear power reactor, existing CABs, and other interested members of the public, regarding the best practices for establishment and operation of CABs associated with decommissioning activities, including lessons learned from existing boards. The information obtained from these meetings, as well as other information provided in response to the NRC’s information collection activities, will be appropriately captured in a best practices report that will be submitted to Congress as required by NEIMA.
In addition, the NRC plans to distribute a questionnaire to solicit information on specific topics that NEIMA Section 108 requires to be included in the best practices report for decommissioning CABs. This questionnaire is still in development, but should be issued in early August, before the first NEIMA Section 108 Webinar and/or meeting is to take place. This questionnaire will be available on the NRC’s NEIMA Section 108 public website once it is completed. The questionnaire will also be distributed during the public meetings as a guide for our planned discussions. Any interested person may submit a written response to the NEIMA Section 108 questionnaire.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a webinar for Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 12-2 p.m. CDT to discuss the nuclear power plant decommissioning process and to give individuals in other areas of the country an opportunity to provide comments and identify best practices and lessons learned for establishment and operation of local community advisory boards (CABs) associated with power reactor decommissioning activities. Additional webinar information, including a registration link, is available in the public meeting notice. Or https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2089180245165145868
You can keep track of their progress on their website, https://www.nrc.gov/waste/decommissioning/neima-section-108.html.
The Kewaunee Power Station was a 1,772 Mwt, pressurized water reactor that was operated from December of 1973 to May 7, 2013. KPS currently has an independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) on site. KPS completed transfer of spent fuel from its spent fuel pool to its ISFSI in June of 2017. Major decommissioning and dismantlement activities are scheduled to begin in 2069 with an estimated date for closure of 2073.